Not interested in contesting 2021 assembly polls: Himanta Biswa Sarma

“As I have already indicated on several public platforms that I am not interested in contesting next assembly election, my role will be limited to contribute whatever I can for my party and for my state. For Assam future, we need to have a strong ...

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Earlier this month, Sarma said that whether he will contest the 2021 assembly polls or not is a decision which will be taken by his family and party.
GUWAHATI: Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that he is not interested in contesting the 2021 assembly polls and will work for the party and state.

In a week, this is the second time Sarma has expressed his unwillingness to contest the assembly polls.

On Tuesday, Sarma tweeted, “As I have already indicated on several public platform that I am not interested in contesting next assembly election, my role will be limited to contribute whatever I can for my party and for my state. For Assam future we need to have a strong nationalist govt”.


In another tweet he stated, “Few people feel that I am after some post and position.My only ambition is to see a BJP GOVT with 100+seats.In my last few months,I want to work for my state as much as possible to have eternal satisfaction. "Janani Janmabhumishcha Swargadapi Gariyasi"

Earlier this month, Sarma said that whether he will contest the 2021 assembly polls or not is a decision which will be taken by his family and party.

Sarma, BJP's strategist in Northeast India- joined the saffron party in 2015, a year ahead of Assam election and scripted party's win in the state.
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Sarma joined the Congress party during the chief ministership of Hiteswar Saikia in 1991-96. He unsuccessfully contested the 1996 polls from Jalukbari assembly constituency.

In 2001, he won the Jalukbari seat and has maintained his hold over the constituency ever since.
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